Wednesday, March 28 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Session: No Staff, No Budget, No Problem!: The Power of the Solo Visual Resources Curator

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  • Teresa Transou, Visual Resources Curator, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Sherrie Rook, Visual Resources Curator, George Mason University
  • Martine Sherrill, Visual Resources Librarian, Wake Forest University

This session expands upon the Birds of a Feather Lunch of previous conferences; with papers/presentations on how solo visual resources curators have managed transitions in their libraries (analog to digital, implementation of new DAMS, etc.) with little to no staff or budget from their department or unit. The session will feature papers or case studies detailing the experiences of solo curators as well as any helpful information and possible plans for the future of their libraries that could be shared among others in similar circumstances. Ideally, the papers will be useful to an important and often cloistered set of VRA members and attendees who are concerned with the future of their careers and the direction of the visual resources field.

This session will provide suggestions on to how to continue to remain relevant in a field or position that is disappearing or being redefined as budget cuts continue across academia, this session will hopefully ‘empower’ the solo curator to help keep their positions, their libraries, and their work relevant and exciting.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
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